Cherry Cobbler: A Blissful Dessert Recipe You’ll Adore

There’s something magical about the union of ripe, juicy cherries and a golden, buttery topping that crisps to perfection. Cherry Cobbler embodies the essence of comfort food, and in this blog post, I’ll guide you through every step of creating this delectable treat.

Cherry Cobbler Recipes

Cherry Cobbler
A mound of fresh cherries – the star ingredient of our cherry cobbler recipe.
Cherry Cobbler: A Blissful Dessert Recipe You'Ll Adore 1

Cherry Cobbler

This traditional Southern dessert has been enjoyed by many for generations. This classic recipe combines a rich cherry filling with sweet biscuit dough. A generous amount of sugar is sprinkled over the biscuits to make them extra crunchy. It is traditionally served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The cake can be baked up to six hours in advance. It can also be stored for a few days. During the summer, the crumbly topping is also a perfect way to top a salad.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cherry
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 659kcal
Author: Black Pie
Cost: 18
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease a 9 inch spring form pan and set aside.
  • Combine the spelt flour, baking powder, salt, ½ cup sugar in a large bowl and mix with a whisk. Add the vanilla extract, milk, and the melted butter. Mix until the batter is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl, toss the cherries with ⅓ cup sugar. Spoon evenly over the batter but Do Not stir or mix!
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the spring form and allow to cool.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.



If you're using frozen cherries, you must thaw them first. Then, add the pitted cherries and lemon juice to the sugar mixture. Then, add the vanilla extract and stir to combine the ingredients. When the fruit is soft and the batter is bubbly, the cobbler is ready. It can be served warm or chilled, but it is best served at room temperature. If you want it to be more appealing, you can serve it with vanilla ice cream.
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Serving: 4servings | Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 1177IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg

Alternative Method: Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobbler
Watch as sweet cherries transform into a luscious cobbler topping.


  • 4 cups pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:
    • Grease the inside of your slow cooker generously to prevent sticking.
  2. Prepare the Cherries:
    • If using fresh cherries, pit them and cut them in half.
    • If using frozen cherries, there’s no need to thaw them.
  3. Combine Cherries and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherries and granulated sugar. Toss to coat the cherries evenly in sugar.
  4. Create the Batter:
    • In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Layer the Ingredients:
    • Pour the batter into the greased slow cooker, spreading it evenly.
    • Carefully spoon the sugared cherries over the batter. Ensure an even distribution.
  6. Cook on Low:
    • Cover the slow cooker with its lid and set it to the low heat setting.
  7. Cooking Time:
    • Cook the cherry cobbler in the slow cooker on low for 3 to 4 hours. The cobbler is ready when the top is golden brown, and the edges are bubbling.
  8. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Spoon the warm cherry cobbler into serving bowls.
    • Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
    • Serve immediately and savor the deliciousness!

Tips for making cherry cobbler

Cherry Cobbler
A scoop of vanilla ice cream atop warm cherry cobbler – a match made in dessert heaven.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh vs. Frozen Cherries: While fresh cherries are fantastic when in season, you can use frozen cherries year-round with great results. There’s no need to thaw them before using.
  • Adjust the Sugar: The sweetness of your cobbler depends on the cherries and personal preference. If your cherries are very sweet, you can reduce the sugar slightly. Taste your cherries and adjust accordingly.
  • Even Distribution: When adding the cherry mixture to the batter, make sure to distribute it evenly. This ensures that every bite of cobbler is bursting with cherry goodness.
  • Check for Doneness: To check if your cobbler is done, insert a toothpick or a knife into the cake-like topping. It should come out clean when the cobbler is ready.
  • Slow Cooker Variations: Cooking times can vary among slow cookers. If your slow cooker runs hot, it may be done closer to the 3-hour mark. For those with lower heat settings, it might take closer to 4 hours.

Serving Suggestions

Cherry Cobbler
Enjoying a slice of cherry cobbler while the sun sets – a perfect evening.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top of a warm cherry cobbler is a classic pairing. The hot and cold contrast is heavenly.
  • Whipped Cream: Dollop some fresh whipped cream for a light and airy topping that complements the sweet cherries.
  • Almonds or Pecans: Add a delightful crunch by sprinkling toasted almonds or pecans over your cobbler.
  • Beverage Pairings: Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee, a scoop of vanilla bean gelato, or a glass of cold milk – your choice!
  • Versatile Serving: While it’s perfect on its own, you can also get creative. Try it as a topping for pancakes or waffles or serve it alongside your favorite breakfast items.
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Frequently Asked Questions about cherry cobbler

Cherry Cobbler
A slice of cherry cobbler on a vintage plate – a timeless dessert.
  • Can I use canned cherries for this recipe? Yes, you can. Just be sure to drain the canned cherries before using them.
  • Can I make this cobbler ahead of time? Absolutely! You can prepare it in advance and warm it up before serving. It’s a great dessert for gatherings.
  • How should I store leftovers? Store any leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be reheated in the microwave or oven.
  • Can I use other fruits besides cherries? A4: Certainly! This cobbler recipe is versatile. You can try it with blueberries, peaches, or mixed berries for a delightful twist.
  • Can I make a gluten-free version? A5: Yes, you can substitute a gluten-free flour blend for the all-purpose flour to make it gluten-free.

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